Sunday, September 02, 2012
Marriage 401, Lecture 688: To sleep, perchance to dream
Me: The bus people changed the schedule! And didn't even tell anyone! If they hadn't been raising the bridge and traffic hadn't been backed up, I might have missed my bus.
SH: What do you mean?
Me: The bus is supposed to leave the station at 4:46, so it shouldn't be at my stop, which is five blocks from the station, at 4:44, should it?
Me: I asked the driver if they had kicked him out early and he said he was right on time. Turns out they've changed it from 4:46 to 4:42. That's a big switch.
SH: What about in the morning?
Me: The later bus is now 7:26 instead of 7:17.
SH: Good! You can sleep later!
Me: If I take that one. But for now, I like the 6:51 because I like leaving work at 4:30.
SH: I don't understand why anyone would chose to do something early if doing it later is an option.
Me: I don't want to get home and have only a few hours of light left! Maybe once it's winter, I'll take the later buses.
SH: Good. Then I'll see more of you?
Me: How so?
SH: Because you'll be going to bed later.
Me: No I won't.
SH: But you will be taking a later bus. So you can go to bed later!
Me: No, I'll go to bed at the same time but get more sleep. That is, get enough sleep.
SH: Then I don't care which bus you take.
Me: Why not?
SH: It's not going to benefit me in any way.
Me: I will never get enough sleep as long as I am married to you, will I?